Sunday, July 31, 2011

7" Sundays: Thomas Wayne - Tragedy

The brother of Johnny Cash's guitarist, Thomas Wayne was a one hit-wonder, with the poignant tearjerker "Tragedy", which was also covered by The Fleetwoods.  The 1958 single was cut on Mempis label Fernwood records with the help of three high school girls taking care of backup duties.  Even though this song was a hit at the time, Thomas Wayne never made an LP, and ironically ended up dying in a car accident.  After the vocal bell is rung: "bungggg", we flip to a much less serious, typical 50s date song "Saturday Date".

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